TPN Map For Directv Latin America Satellites:
@ 95W: G3C, DLA1
TPN Map For Directv SKY Mexico Satellites:
@ 58W: IS21
TPN Map For Directv Domestic Satellites:
@ 99W: SW2, D11, D14
@101W: D4S, D8, D9S
@103W: SW1, D10, D12, D15
MPEG2 / MPEG4
MPEG4 channels are identified by Blue shading; these typically are HD channels. However, a small number of SD and Audio-Only channels use MPEG4 compression.
MPEG4-Only DMAs are identified by Blue shading in the 'Market' Excel in Post #3 of this thread.
MPEG2 channels are identified by un-shaded records and have their channel name and channel number presented in a smaller 10 point font. MPEG 2 is not used for HD.
Standard Definition (SD) channel content transmitted using MPEG4 compression is identified by Green shading.. Because this information must be manually gathered using 'Native' mode on your receiver, only a sampling of these entries is provided.
December 17, 2012, Puerto Rico began the transition from Directv Latin America (DLA), to Directv US Domestic resources. Puerto Rico service is now administered as if it were a US DMA.
See this link for an explanation of "Virtual Channels" - a term which appears throughout the data
Post #2 of this thread details the procedure to acquire channel information and signal strength using interactive IP (SHEF) commands with your receiver.
Market and Channel Count Information
Post #3 of this thread provides the Directv DMA Market Data and History along with the Channel Count periodic snapshot of channels per satellite.
1. TPN_Map Domestic This Excel presents all US Directv Channels and TPN's: CONUS (Continental US or wide/National beams) and LIL (Local-Into-Local or narrow/Spot beams).
There are five tabs at the bottom of the Domestic Excel
CONUS all CONUS channels, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence
LIL all Local-Into-Local channels in DMA Market Name sequence, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence. As noted above, Puerto Rico appears as a pseudo DMA
OTA the Directv supported database of Over-The-Air channels in DMA Market Name then channel number sequence. The Directv OTA database has not been expanded since November, 2009
Hybrid includes Active and Inactive Test records for CONUS, Hybrid and LIL channels, 'Push' channels, On-Demand channels, Interactive channels and Offline channels. Each grouping is in channel number sequence. A large number of part-time channels, seasonal channels, RSN Alternate channels and ‘Game-Only’ sports channels appear in this tab since such channels are typically inactive at the time of day the TPN Map is assembled.
Network Decoder correlates satellites and their TPN's graphically to explain the receiver's signal strength presentation
2. TPN_Map Latin The first division of Directv Latin America (DLA) is Panamericana. Entities in this division are Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. El Caribe entities are Aruba/Curacao, Barbados, Trinidad/Tobago and Caribe Regional. Puerto Rico has transitioned from DLA to US Domestic resources.
There are seven tabs at the bottom of the Latin Excel
PanR1 all channels in Network 0, Pan Regional 1, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence
PanR2 all channels in Network 1, Pan Regional 2, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence
Sur all channels in Network 3, Sur, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence
Norte all channels in Network 4, Norte, grouping first MPEG4 then MPEG2 channels in channel number sequence
OTA the Directv supported database of Over-The-Air channels in Regional Market Name then channel number sequence
Hybrid includes On-Demand channels, Interactive channels, Test records and Offline channels, each grouping in channel number sequence
LA Network Decoder correlates satellites and their TPN's graphically to explain the receiver's signal strength presentation
3. SKY-Mexico is part of a second DLA division which includes Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. SKY-Mexico is not yet presented here
4. SKY-Brazil is a third DLA division but is not presented here
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